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income market and that is exactly why we have an affordable sector in this city. when it comes it recreating redevelopment, that's a fallacy. it's about recognizing that redevelopment allowed a certain portion of money to be used for redevelopment. it's not about recreating redevelopment, in fact that's a closed chapter in history. lastly the idea we are reducing the mixed income housing is also a sort of fallacy. there is a purpose to providing an incentive for developers to do what's called mixed income housing, providing some of their units are affordable to mixed income households. most developers do not do that and this is an incentive for them to do it. this is providing a set of programs that are funded providing all the way for folks who were formerly homeless to folks who are middle income to be and stay in san francisco. >> any final comments, starchild. >> it sounds like peter is saying on one hand, well, no, it won't subsidize middle income people then he's saying there is a range all the way from middle income people all the way up to -- he doesn't say what the
. city college of san francisco has 9 campuses in the city and serves approximately 100,000 students each year. the state has reduced funding to ccsf by core academic courses, provide work force training, provide an education that prepares students for 4 year universities, keep city college libraries and student support services open, keep technology and instructional support up to date, and offset state budget cuts. i'm here with alyssa messer, an english teacher at city college of san francisco. she's the ppt of aft2121, the faculty union, and a proponent of proposition a. also joining us is starchild, a local activist with the libertarian party of san francisco and a former candidate for the san francisco school board. he's an opponent of the measure. thank you both for taking the time to be with us today. >> thank you. >> alyssa, i'd like to give you the opportunity it share the thoughts of your position. >> so proposition a is a temporary 8-year, $79 parcel tax on properties in san francisco. and that money would go directly to supporting city college of san francisco. city colleg
discussion about shuttle buses and in the city we're see ang increase of the use of shuttle buses both within san francisco and those that commute to outside of san francisco. the shuttle buses clearly provide a real benefit around decreasing the amount of trips that are taken by automobiles. often people who choose to go on shuttles, if they didn't have a shuttle as an option would be in a car driving by themselves. so we know there is really great benefits to the shuttle system. we know we're seeing a proliferation of them and we don't quite have a handle in the city how to manage our shuttle -- the private shuttle fleets in the city, especially as they relate to public space that we have around muni stops. so rather than not look at how we can prevent the wild west of the shuttles to become what is happening in san francisco, it's best that we look at how we can manage that. today i am requesting the city attorney to help us draft a permit process to regulate shuttles in san francisco and colleagues, i would be very interested in having input from your offices to help manage that legis
is the fact that our city is facing a $4 billion retiree health care liability, mr. mayor, what is your administration doing to address this challenge? >> thank you, supervisor chiu and thank you for raising this important question today. in our retiree health care obligation is something that i care deeply about and a challenge we must all tame take on together. this year the city will pay for the health care of our current retirees and while that number seems large and it is we have a more significant issue on the horizon, the unfunded cost of paying for health care for our current employees once they retire. the last time the city assessed our retirement health care obligation was in 2010 and the estimated unfunded liability was $4.36 billion. we have taken a number of important steps since then to begin to address our structural budget issues in 2008 the city passed proposition b, a charter amendment that lengthed the amount of time an employee must work for the city in order to receive city-sponsored retiree health care benefits. and requires that both the city and employees gradu
over the city and it has to do with this door. this is a door that's hinged to swing out over the sidewalk. we have that all over the city with the metal graets and security bars is this allowed? >> they are allowed. we look at the neighborhood pattern. we look at the part of town its in. it is as long as its see through. required by the planning department, and as long as it -- we know it springs out feet and self closing mechanism, on a spring. on brand-new ones we require an audio alarm or a flashing light. audio or video alarm that if a blind person is walking along the sidewalk they don't get hit but somebody opening their door. >> there is a conflict with the building code that says you can only have a door swing 12 inches over the sidewalk. i know we are trying to bring this in for awhile. >> before you leave there is something important you show show everyone on the sidewalk. >> the graffiti spray paint? what is this on the sidewalk. point it out. >> these are under ground service markings. state law requires any time anybody excavates. may be because they have a
. permit compliance is up. the violence is down. a variety of entertainment is what makes our city great. we will touch on the upcoming party legislation -- party bus legislation and a safe place for our youth to go. after our panel discussion will have some regard groups so we can share ideas and brainstorm. we have a very luminary panel here. right now, i would like to introduce our cheap -- chief of police. [applause] >> good afternoon. i also am not john newlin, and i have less hair than him. [laughter] is a pleasure to be here for the second year. there are fewer people here. that might be because it has been a good year. as audrey suggests i believe that is because of partnership is up. we want to be a police department that you are comfortable calling before anything happens with out fear of having us say, no, we are going to shut it down. we want to work with you to make it happen, but it means as safely as possible. certainly, alcohol always played a role as well as the age of the patrons, and on and on. again, please give us a chance to further develop the trust that we have be
-first city, which means improving muni, so it's a viable transit option for everybody. i agree with increasing bike access and even experting with sunday streets, which is closing off a lot of your streets to car traffic. i think it's a great model, but i also think we have to do the simple things like fix the roads and sidewalks. there are a lot of places in district 5 where the sidewalks are in disrepair. i have had several friends who have tripped and fallen, but really who that impacts the most are the elderly and the disabled, who have a hard enough time getting around, let alone if the sidewalk is messed up. transit issues are important and i would like to see those things worked on and that is what i will do as supervisor. >> miss olague? >> as supervisor i have been working on many issues, so it's really difficult for me to prioritize any one set of issues. so we have been prioritizing transit issues and affordable housing issues. and the rest of it, but right now i believe the city is really challenged with issues dealing with equity and i believe there are many peo
violations that allow them to operate with impunity and in secret. city hall itself is enslaved by private money. are you prepared for a city hall where citizens can't criticize the corporations because the corporations paid for the chairs? not only is what they do in the public library, but they will tell you that to your face. instead of democrat ethics and accountable we have city hall politicians who see themselves as the only ones in the lifeboats. a society that is run without exits is a boat that will sink and society will fail. thank you. >> thank you, next speaker. >> members of board of supervisors ray, director of san francisco open government. thomas aquincas teaches that willful ignorance of what ought to know say mortal sin. the previous speaker has been coming here and talking about the friends for the past thee decades and i have only done it for a year. it's the ideal example of a private public partnership with no public component. i have documents from the chief financial officer of the library to sustainiate that. how can public people who have been given a public
the exact same problems of people asking for more and more people and creating a city where there is very wealthy and very poor people. so i would like to give a quick shout out in that direction to supervisor olague, who is having the san francisco housing authority try to film its meetings. it doesn't even meet at city hall and this is the kind of inequity i'm talking about. we need accountability. so i appreciate that and we need that. thank you. >> thank you, mr. everett. >> i'm the type the progressive who grieves believes that we're only as wealthy as the least among us. so means that in san francisco we can only go as far as the african-american young men and women who have been economically disadvantaged for generations here in the city. we need to provide jobs. with when we talk about green jobs of future and sustainable produce, we need to talk about how to feed the single mothers in those communities. we need comprehensive reforms to bring those disadvantaged communitis with us. we cannot provide those folks with jobs unless we reform our drug policies in san francisco, wh
a guest joining us, a special guest. a structural engineer who does a lot of work in the city with street and sidewalks and repair. >> nice to see you. >> he does a lot of the work for subsidewalk basements. many builds which down the face of the building ask extend under the sidewalk is and need a permit from department of public works. >> annual assessment fees courtesy of the board of supervisors. now 3 dollars per square foot. >> we will talk about that in a few minutes much let's start by talking about where the street meets the sidewalk much the big issues we're involved in san tran is trying to make san francisco a disabled friendly city. here this front of us we have one of the series of ramps that allow people to get from the sidewalk to the street and vice versa. >> early generation. >> third generation installing ramps? >> approximately. around that. okay. and some had to be replaced to meet current interpretations of the ada ask changes can the mary ann with disabilities act standards much what can you tell us about this ramp, nick. >> like pat said its one of the old
around the issue. regardless of the merits of this particular proposal, one thing i want to bring to city hall is a locally sourced healthy food insurance. santa clara county recently band all vending machines from their county facilities and i think we can lead by example, whether it's city hall, hospitals or our schools we should insist on healthy foods and healthy food choices and teaching our children how to grow their own food and cooking. so i would like to see an increase in community garden and an increase in the city with leadership around this issue. >> mr. everest is this your third or fourth use of the time card? >> i know i am out of these. [ laughter ] well, if we finish early i will come back to you. >> all right. >> now a question for miss breed and mr. resignato. san francisco currently provides free or low-cost health care to residents who can't afford private health insurance and do not qualify for coverage from the state or federal government? do you agree with funding this for employees who spend less for their employees health care than what the city believes is
regions in the south bay and east bay would not share. would you support san francisco using city taxpayer dollars to pay mtc for the cost of providing free muni service to young people in san francisco? in other words, if mtc isn't willing to do it on its own, should the city be paying more money into mtc to get the service out of mtc? >> as a last resort. that would be certainly the last way of funding it that i would look at. there is a continuity problem between the different transportation agencies that make it a little bit unworkable. at this present time i think one of the ways to deal with the issue is to see if the nuts and bolts of it can be tweaked a little bit to make it into a workable solution. maybe that may take a little bit more time, but i don't think as a sort of knee-jerk reaction we need to put the burden on taxpayers. with that being said it's vitally important for people to get around and especially those who can't afford and if you are a young person, i think that is a very important consideration as well. again, the focus should be on tweaking the nuts and bolts
for the city and many millions of dollars from that, about 13 will be dedicated to the affordable housing so we can ramp up development of affordable housing in san francisco. >> thank you. mr. everett? >> providing affordable housing is a central and extremely important issue. that being said, we also need to look at how we deal with public housing within the city and county of san francisco. i grew up in section 8 housing. i know what that is like. i grew up on food stamps, i know what that is like. we need to understand how we can end some of the cycles that we talk about on a day to day basis and the root causes of those cycles. the way to address those is to directly target the housing crisis in san francisco and directly target hud housing. we do that by providing vouchers to folks. with the vouchers you could take a family and moved them into mixed income units. i am a product of that. i am a product of a young person being able to wake up in the morning and see to my left a doctor and see to my right a professional person and think intuitively why not me too? that is the san francisco
what we see now is a bit of an abuse in terms of the number of vendors that the city has leased space to in our parks. and parks and recreation is for parks and recreation and not necessarily should be a place where we are leasing space to more vendors than we particularly need in specific areas. there is a place for vendors, for food vendors for various vendors in certain areas of the parks, but i think we are focusing way too much time on trying to figure out how we generate revenue for the city more so than we are trying to figure out how to make sure that those uses are good uses for the people who use the parks . >> julian davis here. you know, i think we're seeing somewhat of a crisis in our parks and recreation department. i found that the department is severely mismanaged. we have synthetic fields going we have privatization and commercialization of our park spaces. we have rec directors being fired and park patrol officers being hired. we have onerous fees for access to community space, pricing community events out of our park spaces. the question is about whether particular
at the elvis crossed. [laughter] i did not make it. now i have become a bureaucratic the city of sacramento, which seems like a pretty glorious way to go. but i have met some pretty fantastic people through that. i'm eager to work with you on all of the issues that you have. there's a great staff that operates the office in san francisco. they resolve most of the problems that we could possibly face. there have been a couple that people live come -- have asked me to come down and meet with them on. i am more than happy to do that when there is something that we cannot resolve at the local level. san francisco is a place that we are very proud of. we got kicked out of our office, just by the landlord and the release. there is a lot of political pressure on us just to keep the political office closed. as most of my staff will tell you, there was really one person who thought it was the perfect idea to stay in san francisco and pay the market rent, and that was me. maybe state bureaucrats did not like that some much, but at least one of them did, and that was me. we are delighted to be in san
of supervisors can take to demonstrate that the city has learned lessons from the ills of redevelopment and has intentionally developed a plan to be more conscious of the families fact impacted by redevelopment type of activities. this legislation gives a family that is forced to move a choice in priority to return to the site where their homes once existed. it also begins to rebuild in addition to housing trust between residents and the developer teams charged with redeveloping the site. the high level concept of this legislation do the following: gives households the right to return provided that they have not been evicted. minimizes screening criteria in order to ensure that residents aren't somehow weed out and restricted from the new housing. income eligibility qualifications not be affected theriors city review of any relocation plans and entires [skphrao-eupbs/] with local beliefs. it also required a non-binding recommendation to be issued to the housing authority commission prior to its adoption of the plan. it designated the rent board as the independence third party that will hear any
could use that revenue to fund our public schools and restore jtor city college. >> thank you, miss selby. >> two of the things that are being done this november and i would love for to you vote for both of them, 30 and 38. those are two measures that would raise money for education and money in education is in dire straits. it's okay to vote for both. i also do support gross receipts. and i'm a small business person, and i wanted to let you all know that i have done sort of looked what i pay now $9,000. i have seven employees and i pay $9,000 a year and i will pay $750. so for small businesses the gross receipts actually does help and does not put the burden on the little guy and it is progressive and so it does become progressively as you make more money. many one concern with small businesses there are businesses out there that have a lot of gross receipts, but they have no profit. and this is something that the only thing that concerns about those two things. finally i would be okay with reinstating the vehicle license fee at the levels it was before. >> thank you. candidate j
of the 3000 people but passed away in 1906 from the devastating earthquake, but the rebirth of our city is with us. i have been in all of these other positions where we are always prepared. and we are already engaged in recovery efforts. we were there with a whole staff. we have six we assure you that when the next big event happens, that water system will be there for us to deliver water with that 24 hours. a huge change from depending on this fountain. we are handing it off to generations of youth in the city to understand -- make sure they're prepared. go to our website, it tells you all the things there. iti is about having those items prepared.w we will survive. that is how we get ready and celebrate and honor the people who left us and make sure our city is ready. thank you for being here. congratulations to our survivors. >> very nice job. behind me is a good friend and a great firechief. you go back 106 years. braxton morning. -- good morning. one of the survivors could not be with us. those are amazing changes. it does give us the opportunity to remember what happened. we comme
set up 3 points around the city and said play, make this stuff connect. see if we can talk to each other. we had the national guard above us in a helicopter, even though it was really foggy, they didn't see much, but they demonstrated proof of concept that they can connect the video feed. we learned there are limitations in things of band width and video feed that i'm not qualified to talk about, i'm strictly a push to talk guy. we know as a city when the earth moves, things fall, we get a lot of rubble. that's going to be one of our critical, critical things we have to do. we have to be able to move material and personnel and one of the ways we're going to be doing that is how do we actually get the debris off the road so we can put things back to work. so that was the command of control exercise. we had the marine corps, the navy, and the national guard all working with our department of public works figuring out how would they work together. we didn't give them a lot of coaching, we just kind of put them in a tent and said here is your scenario, here's some problems, and we
is that our audit found that san francisco is falling short of the city's regional assigned goals, particularly for low and moderate income housing. while the city is on pace to meet two-thirds of its overall housing goal, at the current riterate of projection it will only achieve 16% for low-income housing and 25% for moderate income housing by 2015. the second issue relates to written reports that have been presented to the planning commission, which we found do not sufficiently explain how residential projects contribute to housing element goals. the department staff reports contained standardized language when discussing the basis for recommending entitlement approval, including finding that thes project conforms with the project code and enumeration of the housing element and applicable area plans that it advances. it also at the request of the planning commission, the planning department began submitting quarterly reports in august of 2011 to the planning commission to report on the city's progress in meeting the regional housing needs allocation goal for each of the five ma
. >> we have late breaking news out of new york city. police have arrested a man they say was plotting to blow up the federal reserve building. suspect quazi mohammad rezwanul ahsan nafis has been arrested after an investigation by the fbi and nypd. he tried to detonate material outside the world trade center. his associates were undercover officers. stay tuned for any late breaking developments. we also have late breaking developments from the trial of two police officers accused of beating and university of maryland student. as we understand, the judge has dismissed all but the most serious charge of assault. lowell melser has more. >> the defense attorneys were able to get the judge to drop the most serious charge of first-degree assault, this as one of the two officers took the stand in his own defense. >> the judge did dismiss the most serious charge, yes. no further comment. we are still in trout. >> the lawyers react after the -- we're still in trial. lawyers reacts. james harrison and reginald baker are accused of beating student john mckenna. baker, a former marine and special
.e.o., vikram pandit, calls it quits. from pandit's legacy to challenges facing citi's new boss, the resignation is one of the biggest surprises on wall street this year. >> susie: i'm susie gharib. two tech titans report better- than-expected earnings-- intel and i.b.m.-- but both stocks fall in after-hours trading. we run down the numbers. >> tom: also, student loan servicers get an "f" from regulators complaining school loans are handled a lot like the subprime mortgage market. >> susie: that and more tonight on "n.b.r." >> tom: citigroup c.e.o. vikram pandit abruptly stepped down today in a management shakeup that stunned both investors and employees. he will be replaced by longtime citi executive michael corbat. he most recently headed the bank's middle eastern and european division. pandit not only gave up his c.e.o. position, but he also quit the board of directors. the news comes in the heart of earnings season for financial firms and just one day after citi reported stronger than expected earnings. shares of citi climbed 1.6%, closing at their highest price since march. suzanne pratt ta
minute we have a unique responsibility here. we're the only city that stores our water in a national park so let's see how we can do better because we don't do a very good job. orange county recycles 30 million gallons of water a day, we recycle zero. we have a great opportunity to guarantee our water future and undo the damage to yosemite national park. >> sean, one point i know is the hydroelectric power generated by that dam, if i remember it's 41 million dollars? do i have my numbers right? >> there are a number of reasons why hetch hetchy is such a benefit to the city, not the least of which is that it produces carbon free public power to the city of san francisco. one of my favorite lines mike just used is this measure is about consolidating from 8 reservoirs to 7. another way to say that is to say this is about draining one of them, the hetch hetchy valley. have other studies said this is feasible? sure, just like tearing down city hall or knocking down the golden gate bridge, that's possible but not feasible. we're not going to spend 3 billion dollars to te
and the finding that's it's fiscally feasible and a good business deal for the city to move forward with and launch into the next levels of review. we will refine the project and that coordination and further project review. we hope we're here in january for the lease approval and we hope to get the construction going not long after and that's the overview. i am competing with playoff games and other things so i went quick and i am open to questions and i wanted to thank and congratulate the orden team for their contribution. i think they said this is a difficult but typical odi project. i am clear we're a typical odi counter party and i appreciate their patience in going through and learning the process they have been doing with us. thank you. >> okay. so do i have a motion to approve? >> so moved. >> second. >> public comment? and we have one from corin woods. >> good afternoon commissioners. i am corin woods. i am a member of the central water front advisory group and have been working on the pier 70 project for 12 or 15 years so far. we have had a lot of discussions wit
to be treasures to san francisco, to our city, to our state, and to our nation. and i was so impressed yesterday that both of them intently sat here yesterday taking it all in. and it was the highlight really i think of the seminar to have the evening closing remarks capped off by former secretary of state george schultz. so, thank you very much, sir, for being here. (applause) >> it is a wonderful partnership that he shares with his wife who is chief of protocol for our city and our state, charlotte schultz. so, thank you very much. (applause) >> certainly this partnership couldn't take place without all of the heavy lifting and hard work done by the san francisco fleet week association. so, thank you to general myatt for your vision. this is your three of not only the celebration events, but what you spoke to earlier. also the executive director of the fleet week association lewis lubin. thank you very much. (applause) >> i've had the pleasure of serving in the san francisco fire department for 22 years. it will benign years in nine since i stepped up and took the role of chief of the departme
a program that will be cost effective. i think for the city's perspective it makes more sense for the transportation department to do this than to have police officers performing this function. and very strong just by the police department to off load this function. >> motion to approve. >> 7.5 and 6? >> we have not taken it yet. >> chairman nolan: okay. all in favor say aye. >> ayes. >> chairman nolan: 10.6. >> amending transportation code by adding section 912 to authorize to regulate vehicle pressc9v permits and amend 902 o toronto. >> good afternoon. chairman, directors, barry toronto. i used to have one of these press vehicle permits about 30ky the police department. so if i understand it, you're issuing separate press passes to individual workers, media workers and issuing vehicle passes. i think it's weird to separate the two but this is3<;6]ku whatg on. the problem is if you're going to charge a fee which has not going to be too exorbitant a fee you will be excluding certain outlets over others. so the problem is, how are you going to determine this as a media. somebod
are in the same city, san francisco so congratulations. [cheers and applause] so for context i just want to mention a few things and this is no news to all of you here in the room and the people standing up with me today, but today in america more than 10 million people are living in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty and limited investment and opportunities for themselves and their children, and we know that one of the most important factors in determining the economic and financial success of peoples whether or not a child grows up in those high poverty neighborhoods? a. the fact that we can predict health, education outcomes of children based on the zip code, where they live is really a tragedy and it's not something that we as americans want to see as an outcome for the next generations and part of the obama's in fact and i have builds on this and the revitalization program and with choice neighborhoods including the planning grants we're announcing here in san francisco we intend to replicate that success across the count ree. as you know today every federal dollar is precious an
downtown oakland this comes as the city braces for an anniversary demonstration, tara? >> reporter: one week ago, frank plaza was ugly, there was tear gas bottles being thrown and this year it could get even uglier if some vigilantist have their -- vigilantes have their way. now here is the scene, people have been urging people to bring bats to the next protest. they are asking them to bring bats to stand up and defend their city and it says to target can you caution. -- caucasians. could this be something caused by protesters themselves but many say a few people will show up on the square and it is bringing up some bad memories from the 60s and we will tell you what city officials have to say about this. >>> in election news this morning, both president barack obama and mitt romney head back out on the campaign trail after their feisty debate. >> mitt romney says he has a 5 point plan he has a 1 point plan and that plan is to make sure folks at the top play by a different set of rules. >> the two men started over gas prices, immigration the attack in libya and the economy. >> for me i
-8200. and if there were issues for the city of san francisco that is the 311 number. >> perfect, thank you very much to the answers to the questions. i will be supporting this legislation, colleagues. and i just wanted to make sure that we have a structure in place that the neighbors and residents of san francisco would have a place to call and make these complaints so we can make changes. thank you very much, mr. chair. >> thank you, supervisor. supervisor campos? >> thank you very much, mr. president and i will be just very brief. i want to thank the mta for their presentation and the work they have done around this matter. i also want to say that i thank supervisor cohen for her questions. she rightly raised a couple of issues that i hadn't thought about, which are important. the impact that this kind of operation could have on the surrounding neighborhoods, even though it's technically in daly city. and i appreciate that there was an environmental review. the thing about it though is at least as presented the focus seemed to be on what happens in daly city, and the more i think about it, i thi
in a place that has shown the rest of the world what a great city can be. as a gay teenager growing up in the south, struggling to accept myself in a place that was not supportive san francisco offered me hope and made me realize there would be a place for me in the world as a gay man. studying in our city's great university ucsf inspired me to dead cat my research. today san francisco and its institutions continue to inspire me. in a world grabingly with global warming i'm inspired to make san francisco the city with the highest per capita bicycle use and have a bicycle network that is safe and convenient for everyone. i am inspired by this vision but also deeply concerned. i worry for the safety of friends and family and my own safety whenever we ride our bikes in the city. despite progress that has been made installing new bike lanes we have had too many close calls with cars and recently a friend was hit by a car as he was biking to work. it still feels unsafe to ride a bike in san francisco and few places are as dangerous as oak and fell. i fully support this proposal and hope tha
to cross the city to get to work, see their friends or whatever. my girlfriend for example would love to bike to work downtown but it is currently -- by the status of fell and oak. as a pedestrian fell and oak are unpleasant and feel dangerous. traffic calming would be welcome, i also think it will bring more people to the neighborhood and make things pleasant. as a driver i also support it. removing parking spots will improve safety forever hundreds of people every day and will help transform the neighborhood into one fit for neighborhoods and visitors alike to enjoy. for local businesses concerned about parking, valencia street highlights vast improvements which can be made by a project like this. thank you. >> chairman nolan: next speaker. >> dean heartily, lawrence lee, ben or bev lyon. >> good afternoon, mr. chairman, members of the board, my name is dean heartily from the inner sunset. i ride a bicycle, and a transit rider and a motorist. those three blocks of fell street are terrifying. with an additional two to three minutes of time cyclists can trade those terrifying three bl
pleasant evening. >> he isn't the summer getting to note ends and out of our city. now he is ready to make his mark. first, thodges batts will have to get through the confirmation hearings. rosie? >> the city council chamber is packed with not only the city council but others. we get to hear from acting commissioner anthony batts. he has an interesting resume. he is also a lecturer at harford and has a ph.d in public administration. he said crime is more than stats and numbers that crime is about people. he wants to impact people and neighborhoods in this city. here's what he had to say. >> sharing my goal to build on positive community interaction. earning count trust will come with time and with hard work and our actions will speak louder than our words. without trust from the public we cannot and we will not succeed. >> one of the things that he also talked about, he says he wants to change a few things in the city, some of the internal structures. he said there's also a need to basically improve some of the physical aspect, vehicles, radio system. he wants to build a good working relat
at least two years following its scheduled opening next year. san francisco would be the host city, but here's how the selection process works. santa clara will first vie with miami to host super bowl 15 in 2016. the losing state will then go head to head with houston to host super bowl 51 the following year. final vote is expected to take place next mae. last year's super bowl ma donna headlined. the act shows us this season game in february. >>> continuing coverage of this evening's memorial service for ambassador chris stephens. sharing memories of the man graduating from uc berkeley and law school before serving his country in libya. david stevenson is in san francisco now where the event is a rotunda there in city hall. >> gasia, ambassador stevens had strong ties to the bay area and those paying tribute to him at city hall from federal to international citizens. the crowd heard from former u.s. secretary of state, representative barbara lee out of oakland and the lib yan ambassador to the united states. organizers plan for a thousand guests at city hall. the service came toge
source. having that go toward allowing countdown signals along high-injury corridors throughout the city makes a lot of sense. those are the corridors that the mayor's pedestrian safety task force has identified where over half all the serious and fatal injuries occur, where people are getting hit by cars in the city. so we can really focus by just looking at that 5% of streets where the most injuries are happening. it is not totally clear to us that that is occuring with prop aa. we are concerned if some of projects advanced are shifting over to prop k funding that reduces the funding that prop k can provide that only prop k can provide for planning, for doing walk first projects and other high priority areas like sixth street. we are excited this is moving forward but do request a little more information about the scoring on this and how it applies specifically to pedestrian safety. also to transit reliability we have concerns that the tep projects are not in here. that is a pedestrian issue as well. thank you. >> thank you very much. next speaker, please. morning, commissioners. i'm j
of legislation. secondly, we are clarifying and really strengthening the enforcement process by the city and in particular, by the department of building inspection and rose marie's apartment to conduct an administrative review hearing where her staff can accept evidence of wrongdoing on the part of corporations that are engaged in this practice. thirdly, if it turns out that there is an administrative hearing and regardless of what dbi decides to do, we do provide the right for residents and tenants, as well as non-profit organizations that work in the affordable housing and tenants world to seek legal recourse through the courts. so with these three steps with closing the loophole and with providing additional enforcement powers to the department of building inspection and then ultimately by providing legal recourse with non-profit organizations, i do hope that we'll be effectively closing this loophole in short order. the second thing i want to menace there are really two sets of issues that have sometimes been confused about what we're talking about. the first is the issue of corpora
't drinking and driving and that's not true. you have people drinking, coming to the city and partying and these party buses aren't taking them home. they're taking them to a parking lot and get off the bus and in the cars and then drive home so there is drinking and driving it's just not here, and the other question often the clubs will take -- fewer and fewer clubs are taking party buss in the city but why they take them there is the perception we're going to make money off of them. i think what needs to happen is education and the reality is people that come from party buses generally once they're inside the club they don't drink. they don't buy drinks. there is often some deal worked out and they're not paying the door fee and if we can educate clubs and one it's more of a problem they want to deal with and they're not going to maikt money off of it that's one way we can help resolve the issue. >> all right. >> >> mr. hyde. >>i think there can be some sort of regulation for the buses. i think part of the problem it falls under the category of limousines so that's why they can
in a finished $1900 studio apartment? native san franciscans are being priced out of the city in favor of transplants. yes, 32 years ago i was a transplant, but not this kind of transplant. i was a low to mid-income wage earner. thank you. t-good afternoon, supervisor. my name is brook turner with the coalition for better housing. first, may i begin by thanking supervisor chiu and his staff amy chen for working so hard to try to figure out a way to do this that didn't hurt the rental property owners or the corporate suites companies that would actually be obeying the law already. our concern of course was there would be the industry of a drive-by or nuisance lawsuits for trying to get settlements and those kinds of things. we certainly do not condone, nor appreciate other property owners in corporate housing folks who do not obey this law. it's been a law for a long time and they should know better. i think this legislation and the debate that has gone up around it has gone a long way to addressing those issues and i think this legislation will help and it won't provide a problem for r
matter with housing. and the fact that is that we haven't produced much housing in the city. we have quite a bit in the pipeline coming up, but in terms of actually producing market-rate housing, we have not produced very much. and then when we do, we sometimes do things, like create "family-sized housing." which is only affordably wealthy families. so we haven't been doing our part in terms ever actually creating all of the housing that we need. and we know there is enormous demand, because we live in the best city on earth. we also produce almost no new rental housing. it's very exciting in the upper market area now we actually do have a couple of long-term rental projects in the pipeline. but that is the exception, not the rule. so supply and demand does matter and we have not been doing what we need to do in terms of supply. size of units matters as well. in terms of determining affordability and whether somebody can actually pay a rent check or not pay a rent check. so my view, if we're going to have a dashboard, it needs to take into account the big picture of housing afford
is the projected growth within the city in terms of the number of jobs and the population within the city. so it is those combination of projects and growth factors that we look at to see how the fleet would need to change over time. so i will show you a few slides on how we build up that analysis. so the last time we estimated our long-term demand we looked out to the year 2030 and we forecast about a 46% increase in travel by transit, so this was the number of boardings that were made within the system. this is going from about 700,000 boardings on a typical weekday to over a million. so while there is a 40% increase in the number of boardings or trips taken on transit, doesn't translate directly to a 46% growth in the number of vehicles that we operate. there is some capacity in existing system and we look at other ways to maximize efficiency, such as replacing 40-foot with the 60-foot articulated vehicles, where possible to expand capacity without adding significantly without adding to operating and maintenance costs. the next table gives you a breakdown of the current fleet. about 1,000
they implement separated bike '&tÑ>bi that the number of women bicyclists goes up. women cycling in the city, just as the equality issue alone i think is really big to me. and i just wanted to point out stop removal and i'll bring it up because that's my bus stop and i'm happy to sacrifice that bus stop for efficiency of muni and the two or three parking spots we will gain. i'm ready to give a motion for approval. >> chairman nolan: we're not quite there yet. but aisle keep that m mind. what would be a problem with doing the continental crosswalk6 >> these projects are grant funded and the grant scope the geographic area up into that area. >> chairman nolan: i was it. it seems like a relatively inexpensive thing considering the other expenses. i would be interested in hearing about that. i thought it was intriguing about t$ose parking spaces about dmv and other parking lots, did you ever look at that? >> the dmv lot is available for weekend and evening. you have to pay but it's available. >> i did talk to other -- the folks who operate shell gas station for example and gotten conflicting --
:30. this is a live look now inside san francisco's city hall. jodi hernandez is also there, outside of city hall. i know you spent time with steven's parents. they must be so proud today, but also proud of his accomplishments. >> they certainly are. the memorial is taking place inside city hall. stevens' sisters and his brother are sharing memories of their childhood, growing up with christopher stevens. his sister remembered him as clever and witty, someone who is always dedicated to his family. she esaid no matter where he travelled in the world, he would always come home. tonight his friends and family must say goodbye. >> his commitment in being the ambassador to an area of our world that is in such turmoil was a huge, huge high calling for him. >> i know we have lost a hero, but we need to celebrate that life. >> reporter: and that's the aim of this afternoon's memorial service for ambassador chris stevens. mayor ed lee says there is not a more appropriate place to pay tribute to the slain u.s. ambassador to libya than san francisco's city hall. >> he was in fact a bay area uc berkeley grad, a
-- carquinez strait and delta, 10° warmer today, 78 in the city, 90 concord, 86 san jose. >>> so far, so good. problem by the -- san mateo east of the highrise the direction headlights are coming, i don't see much slowing i see activity with some sort of emergency vehicle headed westbound we'll follow this potential problem on the san mateo bridge. elsewhere west 580 before eden canyon stall blocking a lane southbound 880 near 16th, stall blocking there as well. >>> target is offering price-matching for upcoming holiday shopping season. it will match prices from several competing sites, including amazon, best buy, toys "r" us and "babies r us" the announcement comes after best buy and toys "r" us say they plan on price matching an -- as well. >>> crime rates in los angeles this past weekend the lowness months the police chief says the journey of the endeavour may have played a role, one million watched the shuttle as it crept along a 12 mile course from l.a.x. to the science center the chief says the it may have contributed to the calm times that fell obvious the city. >>> your voice, your vo
, there is a certain openness. when it is open to all the folks in the city, problems of violence and things like that do not tend to come along. thank you. >> thank you. i love my panel. in the producer of the largest fetish event next year. thank you, from the. [laughter] i wanted to start with you, jeffrey. this is a big thing of mine. everyone says that they love good food and music. i love a good cocktail. obviously, that is part and parcel of the issue that came up around all ages, 21 and over. other than looking great entertainment on the stage, how do you plan to make sure the or patrons have a great experience? aside from what they are seeing, maybe? >> it is artistic. right off the bat, when you enter a club, the first contact point is the door. if there is a hard asset the door giving you a rough time. from the beginning i start with a courtesy force. the bartender's that i have are not the kinds with attitudes, like to ignore some folks and go to others. on the first level, it is to you're dealing with at the venue. then it gets into the small art gallery of public works. part of the
at the heart of the city farmer's market in san francisco. thank you for joining us. tell us a little bit about the organization. >> we're 30 years old now. we started with 14 farmers, and it has grown out to over 80. >> what is the mission of the organization? >> this area has no grocery store spiller it is all mom-and- pop stores. we have this because it is needed. we knew it was needed. and the plaza needed somebody. it was empty. beautiful with city hall in the background. >> thank you for speaking with us. are you on the web? >> yes, hocfarmersmarket.org. >> check them out. thank you. >> welcome. the dish is ready. >> it looks and smells amazing. >> thank you. it was not easy to meet the $20 budget. i checked everybody out and found some great produce. really lovely seafood. i think that you are going to love it. >> do not be shy. cyou know this can run you $35 to $45 for a bowl, so it is great you did this for $20. >> this will feed four to six people. >> not if you invite me over for dinner. i am ready to dig in. >> i hope you'll love it. >> mmm. >> what do you think? >> i think i am goi
to hit the stadium. the unders -- the grounds keeper remembered that the city received three inches of rain. owe so heavy winds tore the tarp. the mood right now in st. louis is let's get on with baseball then the teams would have to play saturday. that would really screw up the schedule. we have morements -- fans wearing orange. we may face some delays here. as far as the weather goes. let's check in with steve paulson to see how everything is unfolding. >> it's unfolding in a very omni mouse way -- omminnow's way. things are -- omminnow's way -- ominous way. severe thunderstorm watches have been posed -- posted. this area is prime for this. it's still about an hour and a half, two hours away. but i would be stunned if there was not 1078 kind of a delay but i still think they will get that game once that goes through. i think he'll have mostly cloudy skies here. mostly cloudy. we'll say 72, there will be thunderstorms in the area. i think there could be about an hour and a half delay as this system moves through. that's a pretty ominous system. >> all right. we'll check back with o
the children in the ten year anniversary. spoke up and spoke very loudly about the city's continued crime. a center full of children, 35 to be exact, stands where the dawson family lives and where they died. >> this was a tragedy that touched people internationally. >> reporter: ten years ago, the efforts of mrs. dawson to stop the drug dealing backfired at east preston street was set on fire. >> keith, kevin, carmel, juan, and rwanda. >> reporter: couldn't escape the cocktail. >> on that night, viciously murdered. children and their parents. >> reporter: the children at the dawson center understand their afterschool activities are now located where an unspeakable tragedy played out. ten years later, flashlights shined, but elijah cummings is not content. >> a stray bullet. they should not fear stepping on needles when they go to school. they should not fear seeing the caps to crack cocaine. >> reporter: the city house director that housed the launch with the fire bomb. >> we see 125 houses vacant under construction right now. >> reporter: the city spends $270,000 to run it annually. they
at the ceremony taking place right now in city hall. stevens death and the investigation into what happened is expected to come up in tonight's presidential debate. for now friends, family and strangers are gathered here at city hall to celebrate his life and his achievements. reporting live in san francisco, david stevenson, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> today's service began with a tribute video to ambassador stevens. the video features chris stevens introducing himself as the ambassador to libya. it mentioned his accomplishments in the middle east. chris also expresses his accomplishments in libya. >>> there are a lot of things you can say about chris stevens one of them is he always seemed to be smiling. rita williams got to know his parents and today they shared stories about their son. including why his family called him ambassador years before he became a real ambassador. >> reporter: as chris stevens parents told me a few weeks ago they wanted to be sure that today this is a celebration of their son's life not how he died. >> that's chris as a brand new baby. >> reporter: his proud mothe
francisco city hall rotunda paying their respects. >> we have lost a true hero to our nation. the accomplishments and generosity lives on in all the places that he has served. >> this is a u.s. representative, lee. >> the representative that have lost their lives in libya of work each and every day to advanced the highest ideals of this great nation. >> current libyan ambassador to the united states. >> you sent us one of your best diplomats but unfortunately were not able to protect them. >> the 52 year-old crew up in piedmont and the siblings brought some lightness talking about his wicked sense of humor. >> i can testify that christopher was industrious little guy. he sent my bassinet on fire with a magnifier mirror. >> and also is everlasting compassion for all. >> he was relentlessly, positive and hopeful person. the best was always yet to come he was tickled the guy that force of a golden future court he was always very humble. >> in san francisco, kron 4 news. >> as we mentioned, u.s. ambassador, christopher stephens was one of four men recently killed in libya. his st
amends that our city attorney noted does not need to be adopted through separate legislation. the impetus of this came from a number of initial complaints that my office received over a year-ago. involving suggestions that there were corporations that were illegal leasing out spaces for the short-term use by individual as kin to the use of hotels by tourists. legislation that we have before us strengthens an existing law, to restrict this practice known as hotel evasion. in 1981 the passage of the apartment conversion ordinance, which is second, 41-a of the administrative code made it illegal for residential propertis with four or more units to be occupied pore for less than 30 days. unfortunate le what we have found in recent years there has been a problem that has persisted due to enforcement challenges and a loophole in the law. in recent years we have seen many corporations sidestep this law by signing long-term loiss with property owner ises that their non-san franciscan employees can use the apartment as short-term corporate housing or tourism residential housing. so for example, as
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